Raising awareness of Senior Attendance Centre Requirement for Worcestershire and Herefordshire

An open  day  for the Senior Attendance Centre(SAC)  in Worcestershire and Herefordshire  was well attended by Magistrates, and practitioners from West Mercia Probation Trust, on Monday 29 April 2013.





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The event was  to raise the awareness of the use of  SAC  requirement as  a stand alone order or part of an order.   This  could be an order set  for 12- 36 hours,and  involves  fortnightly 3 hour compulsory attendance  on a Saturday at the centre. During each session  there is a programme  involving vocational training and developmental work, aimed at  trying to break the cycle of re-offending. The opportunity  to learn practical skills eg  tiling, brick laying or carpentry   is possible  in the purpose built YSS Training and Enterprise centre constuction hall. Developmental skills cover topics such as anger management, victim awareness,  substance misuse and healthy  relationships. Hereford and Worcester Fire  and Rescue Service are also supporting this programme with road safety and fire fighting  sessions  held at the fire station.

Tiling workshop

For more information on the activities and benefits of Senior Attendance Centre please refer to the section of our website : What we do /Criminal justice/ SAC.



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